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Hypomecis roboraria (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  Hypomecis roboraria


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Geometroidea family Geometridae subfamily Ennominae tribe Boarmiini genus Hypomecis → species Hypomecis roboraria

Species name(s)

Hypomecis roboraria (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Geometra roboraria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Boarmia roboraria.

Great Oak Beauty


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

20—25 mm.


42—65 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Самец  Hypomecis roboraria

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Boarmia roboraria [5]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The length of the front wing - of 2 cm to 2.5 cm. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Wingspan: 42-65 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, Prealtay , of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Seaside,Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland)Russia, Romania, Sicily ?, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The zone of deciduous forests throughout Europe and to Asia. Not in the extreme south of Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Two generations from late May to late July and September. The second generation is often incomplete. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Fly through the mixed-deciduous forests, meadows, roadsides and edges, parks and gardens. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • From August to May. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Quercus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Deciduous trees, especially oak (Quercus), elm (Ulmus) and ash (Fraxinus), less fruit trees. [5]. Peter Khramov.
  • Oak (Quercus), birch (Betula), willow (Salix), Apple (Malus), alder (Alnus), beech (Fagus) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Hypomecis roboraria


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Natalia Demchenko.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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18.06.2015 14:27, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 42—65 mm.

30.01.2014 19:51, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 20—25 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → May, June, July, September. Caterpillar lifespan: No formalized data → January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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